Written Replies to Parliamentary Questions

Written Reply to Parliamentary Question on Singapore Citizens with Registered Johor Bahru Home Addresses on Identity Cards by My K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law

Published: 05 February 2018


766. Ms Sylvia Lim: To ask the Minister for Home Affairs how many Singapore citizens currently have home addresses in Johor Bahru registered on their identity cards.



1. The current entry format does not allow collation of this data accurately.


2     Further, even if the information were available, there are a number of considerations, on whether such information should be released. The release of data on the number of Singaporeans, in specific locations, in the region, as well as around the world, may, for example, not be in the interests of the Singaporeans in some of these locations.


3     In the context of Johor Bahru, our assessment is that the information should not be released.